Carthage cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexCarthageTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8189100
IndexCarthageTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9793100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9289100
Housing index4980100
Transportation index9188100
Utilities index9396100
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  • The cost of living in Carthage is 9% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Carthage is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carthage is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee state income tax is 170% higher than the national average.

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$52,667$4,389$1,229$1,580
      Renters$12,604$1,050$294$378

      Tennessee Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Tennessee7%9.75%

      Tennessee Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Tennessee6%6%

      Goods & Services

      ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.67$17.4910.4%
      Beauty Salon $37.50$38.171.8%
      Toothpaste $4.49$2.3293.5%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.011.2%
      Movie $10.73$10.720.1%
      Bowling $17.75$13.8628.1%

      Groceries

      ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.22$3.908.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4015.4%
      Milk $2.09$1.966.5%
      Potatoes $2.97$3.186.7%
      Pizza $10.14$10.392.4%
      Beer $9.99$9.238.2%

      Health Care

      ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $100.25$106.345.7%
      Doctor $104.00$115.259.8%
      Dentist $101.67$98.383.3%
      Ibuprofen $8.17$9.2611.8%
      Lipitor $350.71$466.4724.8%

      Housing

      ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $95,000.00$184,700.0048.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,149.34$1,273.329.7%
      Apartment Rent $405.00$949.0057.3%

      Transportation

      ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.52$2.592.9%
      Tire Balancing $40.95$48.9016.2%

      Utilities

      ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$148.56$167.6011.4%
      Phone $178.95$163.429.5%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      South Carthage, TN1,33883-17%
      Watertown, TN1,41284-16%
      Alexandria, TN1,10685-15%
      Hartsville (Trousdale County) , TN7,97087-13%
      Gordonsville, TN1,53489-11%
      Carthage, TN2,18681-19%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      New Haven, MO2,18688-12%
      Lake Butler city, FL2,18579-21%
      Sac City, IA2,18582-18%
      Eastpoint, FL2,18588-12%
      Hughesville, MD2,18712525%
      Carthage, TN2,18681-19%
      Source: The Carthage, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.